One Simple Wish

Rating: 5 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 183 Scotch Rd Ewing NJ 08628 USA

Mission: One Simple Wish aims to brighten the lives of those in need by empowering anyone to grant a simple wish to a foster child or vulnerable family.
Results: Over 1500 wishes granted and over 2400 families and children served!
Target demographics: Foster children, children who have aged out of foster care, homeless and impoverished families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2400
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Wish Granting Wish To Work Project Prom Thanksgiving Meal Kits Photos with Santa
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-3128590
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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple wish is one of the very best nonprofits that I have encountered and have had the honor to support. It is so overwhelming to be able to grant a wish of a child who needs something to make their life better. Many of the wishes help to get a child on the right path and help them make a better future for themselves by assisting in their goal of attending college. For the younger children, they just need a wish granted to help them have fun. All of the children no matter the age, simply want to know that someone cares and they are not forgotten. The staff is always available to answer questions; they are an awesome group of people. For a long time I have wanted to be involved in the lives of children and I find that One Simple Wish was exactly what I was looking for. I often recommend this nonprofit to others.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is a beautiful organization!! Danielle Gletow's enthusiasm and passion for helping foster kids is incredibly heartwarming. I have watched this organization grow and touch so many lives over the passed several years. It continues to find new and wonderful ways to make these kids smile and feel important, and most importantly-not forgotten. Keep up the good work!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I have been wish granters for over 3 years. I absolutely love this organization! They have found a nich that works so well for both the children and those that want to help but feel they can't do much.

We have always had a soft spot for children but where hesitant to just give to big organizations not really knowing where our dollars where going. Here we know! I love being able to look at the list and so often some child's need pops and we know that's the one we need to Grant right now. ( of course we would love to grant them all but...)

So if your looking for an organization you can trust and know it is doing good things for these children this is the one. Not only do they Grant Wish's but they bring awareness to foster children and so much more!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring them to the midwest!!

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

New baby clothes, a trip to the movies, money for an school exam, dental x rays - these are some of the wishes my family and I have granted this past year through One Simple Wish. Since granting a wish is so personal, we feel connected to the recipient and like the idea that they know a specific person really cares for them. We have made it a family tradition to grant a wish in honor of my mom or for a friend's birthday. It is reassuring to know that the team at One Simple Wish is making sure that kids out there know someone thinks they are special.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization. This charity tends to the needs of children who have so little. I especially like the fact that you know exactly where your dollars go.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Holiday season granting personal wishes to children who ask for so little.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is that rare thing - a great idea, executed well. I heard of the charity through a friend, and immediately was struck by how smart and straightforward it was. You give directly to the people you want to help. There is no fuzziness about where your money goes. You choose how much to give and who to give it to and what it will be spent on. I've granted wishes for all kinds of recipients - children close in age to my own kids, young mothers in need, teens who are striving to get ahead. The website is well thought out and the whole process feels warm and personal. I give to a number of small charities on an ongoing basis, and I can't always give as much as I would like or help all those I would like to help. But when I give to One Simple Wish I always feel that what I give is well used.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experience is just as a donor. But I have involved my own kids in the experience too - we granted wishes for Christmas, and we chose them together, because I want my kids to learn to think of others and to know that even a small amount of help can mean a lot.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

One of the only drawbacks of this organization - that some worthy wishes were too expensive for me, and possibly many other donors, to fund in total - has now been changed. It is now possible to donate small amounts to a big wish if you can't afford to fund the whole thing. Good thinking.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Wanting to help foster children and teens in need in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I watched One Simple Wish on 'The Nate Berkus Show' and immediately knew this was a great charity...I was right! I know exactly who's wishes I am making come true and it makes for a much more personal experience for me. I can always imagine the smiles on the recipients' faces and that makes my day a lot brighter :D

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results by all the great updates One Simple Wish makes on Facebook and in Thank You letters I receive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think One Simple Wish is doing a fantastic job in getting the word out there to help these families and children.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization. I granted a wish to a girl who wanted art supplies and after I did that I felt so happy. Just a little thing can make a big difference in a young persons life, and to me that is what One Simple Wish is all about. They want to help children who are in foster care or need help in anything.
The people who are apart of One Simple Wish are very nice and have a BIG heart.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing all of the thank you cards in the shop from all the children whose wishes were granted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wouldn't change anything.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Oh how I enjoyed granting wishes to such a motivated, child centered organization! It was nice to know exactly where my donation was headed, because you can select specific wishes that were made directly from the child in need. It was a simple, user friendly interface that makes charitable giving in confidence, even more endearing to the heart.
The heartfelt thank you and the knowledge that your gift is going to a trustworthy organization is enough to encourage you to give again and again! I highly recommend One Simple Wish for all your expressions of love and concern for humanity! Thank you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Wonderful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing. Continue to grow and share the passion for kids in need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is a great organization. I've granted a few wishes over the past two years and find the site really easy to use. It's nice to read the stories of the foster children I'm helping and know where my money is going.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

granting wishes and seeing that my money is going to help a particular kid in the US.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more search options to the wishes

 
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